[oclug] yet another ISP thread
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Tue Aug 1 17:08:05 EDT 2006
On Tue, 1 Aug 2006 15:57:30 -0400
Kevin Everets <flynn at clarkhall.ca> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 12:04:04PM -0400, Oren Mazor wrote:
> > But I dont need nor want a phone line
> You shouldn't need to get one.
> > On 8/1/06, Brad Barnett <lists at l8r.net> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >Considering the cost differential between naked DSL and a landline,
> > >it really isn't worth it. I believe, that time I checked, the
> > >"naked" line was something on the order of $17 bucks. What is it, $8
> > >more for a phone number at that point?
> At http://www.teksavvy.com the Band Rate for Dry DSL varies from $7.25
> per month to $25.10 per month (at my location it's $9.10/month... they
> have a little webapp that tells you if you put in a phone number for
> your area, or the number associated with your dry loop). They also
> charge $20 any time Bell has to do work on the copper lines, but that
> should be very rare.
> Giving Bell extra money for a POTS line I never use (even if it is
> "only" $8/month, or about $100/year) sounds ludicrous to me.
Kevin, this is excellent news. I do disagree with you on the value of an
$8 land line, but in my initial checks for dry dsl I was quoted close to
$20 for the bare line itself.
The above site has shown a pricing of $10 for me, now. At this rate, I'm
much happier than the above pricing I was initially quoted.
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